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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, december 30th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." get ready to dig out. a winter storm slams the northeast and it's not over yet. more heavy snow and strong winds are expected today. >> they will be persona nongrata so they have to leave the country. >> president obama expels dozens of russian diplomats. and for new year's eve, police will be out in full force to keep celebrations safe. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news
headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm wendy gillette. this morning interior new england is hit with what may turn out to be its harshest heavy storm in a yef. some areas could see up to two feet before it stops later today. plows worked through the night, but conditions rapidly went downhill. travel is treacherous. dozens of accidents have been reported. those who had to travel say it's a tough go. >> the snow just accumulates and builds up ice and eventually stops wiping altogether. >> unless you have four-wheel drive i suggest not even getting on the road, it's that bad. >> residents are being urged to stay off the roads. beds the snow, strong winds and power outages are expected. eric fisher, chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz, has the new year's eve forecast. >> reporter: as we look toward
the weekend, lots of plans and not too much trouble but will there showers in central and southern california and low land snow in the pacific northwest and snow showers moving into the floor northeast and rain toward the gulf coast and that will probably be the most impactful weather. in new york city, not bad. about 38 degrees at midnight and dry. in atlanta, some rain showers in the mid-40s. chicago, chilly, but could be worse this time of year. 25 at midnight and los angeles we have a chance of wet weather there in southern california. the stormiest weather along the gulf coast rainfall and thunderstorms are likely saturday night through sunday and the heaviest rainfall on the north side of new orleans and coast of mississippi we could see 1 to 3 inches of total rainfall and cause some issues for some of the celebrations. as we kick off the new year, the big story is a big ridge building up toward canada and alaska and when that happens, it allow the frigid air to spill down out of the arctic.
all across the west, well below averages. as we set into next week, might set some record lows especially oregon and california and the beginning of the week looks very mild and warm in much of the east. i'm eric fisher for cbs news. enjoy the final hours of 2016. russia says it's not done responding to the obama administration's decision to retaliate during cyber attacks during the presidential race. president-elect donald trump, who can roll back the measures once he takes office, suggested he is keeping an open mind. craig boswell has our report. >> reporter: president obama has ordered 35 russian officials out of the united states within 72 hours in retaliation for meddling in the presidential election. >> they will have no protections here and be persona nongrata. >> reporter: u.s. accuses russia to launch cyber attacks to harm hillary clinton's campaign and, it will be, help elect donald
trump. the officials were assigned to the russian embassy in d.c. and the russian consulate in san francisco. the u.s. is shuddering a compound in new york and one in maryland. the white house says there are additional sanctions that will not be announced because they are highly classified. russian president vladimir putin spokesman vowed moscow will retaliate. >> russia will probably find some cause or decide to send some of our folks home as well. >> reporter: president-elect trump repeated his call for the country to move on, but added, i will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation. republican senators lindsey graham and john mccain promised to push for tougher sanctions in congress. >> there is no doubt that they did attempt to hack into our system and i think when donald trump sees that, he will take appropriate action. >> u.s. officials say they have no believe that the russian cyberattacks will stop. craig boswell, cbs news, the
white house. u.s. investigators believe the russian cyber attacks of the democratic party began in the summer of last year. the first e-mails were sent to more than 1,000 people, including some government employees. when the repip yents clicked on the link, the hackers were in. the hackers were able to steal e-mails from several accounts. a year later another hack targeted the democratic party with malicious e-mails. u.s. intelligence officials say those e-mails tricked recipients into changing their passwords. that apparently was the hack that gave the russians access to senior democratic party officials. kellyanne conway who will serve as a counselor to mr. trump says the u.s. sanctions may have been aimed at restricting the trump administration's policy toward russia. >> i will tell you that even those who are sympathetic to president obama on most issues are saying that part of the reason he did this today was to, quote, box in president-elect trump. that would be very unfortunate if that were the -- politics for
the motivating factor here. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk with "the new york times" national security correspondent david sanger about the russian hacking and the u.s. response. the cease-fire in syria is off to a shaky start. minor fighting was reported hours after the truce began near damascus and russian jets carried out air strikes against alleged isis targets in northern syria. the cease-fire brokered by russia and turkey is the latest attempt to end the nearly six-year-osix 6-year-old civil war. more than 3,000 people have been killed and millions displaced. some, but not all, of the rebel groups have signed on. the police officers killed in the line of duty rose dramatically this year. 135 officers lost their lives this year. nearly half, 64, were shot to death. that is a 56% increase in shooting deaths. five officers were killed in an ambush attack in dallas. just ten days later, three more died in a similar attack in
baton rouge. police departments around the country are gearing up for tomorrow night's new year's eve celebrations. here in new york city, part of that extra security involves massive sanitation trucks filled with sand. roxana saberi is in times square. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the nypd says the security for this year's new year's eve celebration here in times square will be unprecedented. as in previous years, they are segments your barricades and sweeps of nearby buildings but this year they say they are taking extra precautions, as are other cities around the country. 2 million people are expected to pack times square to welcome in the new year. >> people will be safe this new year's eve because we are there. >> reporter: amid the rebelers will be 7,000 nypd officers and fwill be seen and others will be in the background. >> this is a time everybody has
to be on their toes. everybody knows how important this is and everybody knows the eyes of the world are upon times square. >> reporter: among the security measures here, 65 garbage trucks filled with sand will be parked around times square. it's a response to recent attacks in germany and france where trucks were used as weapons to plow through crowds. the fear of another terror attacks weighs on the minds of new yorkers. >> something i don't want to think about, but in the end, unfortunately, anything is possible. >> reporter: the nypd says there is no specific threat to the city, but they are taking no chances. >> in many respects, it raises the concerns that we perhaps are missing something or not tuned into something. ♪ >> reporter: in california, security is heightened for pasadena's annual new year's eve rose parade. they are using water barrels to prevent an attack. and in las vegas police will provide security along the famous strip.
backpacks and coolers and large bags are all banned. the nypd says they have not received any specific threats to this year's celebration it is concerned about lone wolf attackers and home-grown terrorists. >> roxana saberi in times square, thanks. coming up on the "morning news." cabin chaos. a couple is kicked off a flight after a disruption over the bathroom. an uber driver is called a hero after reportedly saving a girl from sex trafficking. this is the "cbs morning news." our blogs are buzzing about the designer smile... ...by colgate optic white high impact white toothpaste. with a professionally recommended whitening ingredient. for four shades visibly whiter teeth. the designer smile... ...by colgate optic white high impact white. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but no matter what path i take, i go for my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'll go for that too. eliquis.
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two lovers. uber driver is being called a hero. a school official gets the boot after remarks about the obama's. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the buffalo news is following the effort to kick out a school board member for racist statements. backed by protesters, the board voted yesterday for tremoval of carl paladino. he had offensive comments about president obama to the newspaper. the decision is up to the education chief. the state says the charleston church gunman will be reconsidered on monday. dylann roof was ruled competent for trial a months ago but his lawyers asked for a review. he is representing himself in the penalty phase of his case. on tuesday, a jury will begin to decide whether roof should be in prison for life or executed. the baltimore sun says a judge refused to release adnan
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ closing time open all of the doors ♪ >> a famed new york deli that is in a financial pickle will shut its doors for good tonight. the carnegie deli has been serving pastrami sandwiches for nearly 80 years. . the owner says she plans to take time to enjoy her life. on the cbs "moneywatch." one of the busiest shopping days of the year is around the corner. and taco bell is testing french fries. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning. likely another quiet day of trading here on wall street before the holiday weekend. stocks finished slightly lower on thursday. the dow fell nearly 14 points.
the s&p 500 lost just under a point and the nasdaq finished six points lower. a founder of the eye coppic hip-hop group run dmz is suing walmart and other retailers for trademark infringement. the lawsuit alleges that the stores are selling glasses, shirts, hats and other maryland with the group's logo without their permission. amazon filed a patent for flying warehouse. it is the next step in amazon's plans to make delivers by drones. the warehouse will be held up by blimps and equipped with fleets of drones and they would be in a position where amazon expects high demand for certain goods. the airborne fulfillment centers would hover altitudes up to 45,000 feet and amazon says the goods will be delivered a lot faster than conventional warehouses. january 3rd is expected to be one of the holiday's busiest shopping seasons. it's the day that most people return to work. it's known as holiday hangover
day! "the washington post" reports that most retailers see a mark uptick in online sales. last year, there was actually a 15% spike in online sales as people shop for all of those gifts that santa didn't bring. in the future, looks like we might be able to edit tweets. twitter ceo jack dorsey says his company hag working on an edit function and a form of edit is needed and the function would probably involve a time limit window after the tweet was sent. taco bell has started serving french fries in the united states. so far this appears to be a test available at only one location in california. the fries could be served as is or loaded with nacho toppings. the loaded fries are a popular item at taco bell restaurants overseas. suddenly, i am hungry. >> me too. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still ahead, look before you
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ celebrate good times the moral of this story, if you plan to celebrate, be sure you have an occasion. charlotte's kemba walker partied too early yesterday when a three-pointer he thought was good rimmed out. the hornets went on to beat miami any way. uconn's powerful women's hoop team survives a tough test on the road. the huskies extended their winning streak to 87 games last night with a six-point victory at maryland. the defending national champions can tie their own ncaa record with three more wins. and officials at a chinese
preserve say the world's oldest male panda has died. pan pan was known as the panda grandpa. he had more than 130 descendents, accounting for one-fourth of the world's captive bred panda population. pan pan was 31, comparable to about 100 human years. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," ground breaking artist carmen herrera. i'm wendy gillette. this is the "cbs morning news."
here is another look at this morning's top stories. interior new england is getting clobbered this morning by a powerful winter storm. some areas in maine, vermont, and new hampshire could see two feet of snow. travel is treacherous. russia says it will retaliate after the u.s. punished the country for its cyber attacks during this year's election. the u.s. kicked out 35 russian diplomats accused of being spies and shut down a pair of russian compounds in new york and maryland. with this use of social media, president-elect donald trump has been referred to as the nation's tweeter in chief. jan crawford takes a look at how his tweets may impact his presidency. >> reporter: from his florida estate, donald trump's 140
character proclamations reverberate in capitols around the world. this response from secretary of state john kerry. >> i think it's having some impact, obviously, on allies who are questioning what is going on, but they have their own policies. you know? they are not going to be swayed and intimidated by a tweet. >> this has caused a lot of friction. >> reporter: "wall street journal" white house reporter carol lee says trump that done away with the notion the sitting president should be the one speaking on behalf of the nation, not the president-elect. >> it's another instance in which donald trump is rewriting the rules and breaking with tradition. >> reporter: this month, he suggested he will expand the u.s. nuclear arsenal and made overtures to taiwan, angering official on the chinese main land. >> reporter: like fdr did through radio. >> i have several announcements to make.
>> reporter: and jfk with television. donald trump's tweets can dominate a news cycle. >> i have a method of fighting bac. >> reporter: aides say trump will continue to tweet when he move into the white house. >> i think that his use of social media is going to be something never seen before. he has this direct pipeline to the american people. >> reporter: others will be listening, too. the tweeter in chief's new followers will likely include hostile governments and foreign spies. >> intelligence agencies all over the world sift through social media. they love social media. it's a great way to get insight. >> reporter: on wednesday, mr. trump turned his twitter account on president obama, accusing him of setting up roadblocks. in the closing days of his administration, obama officials are trying to cement his legacy and ensure his policies cannot be easily reversed when he leaves washington. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," mr. obama and hawaii.
a look back on his vacations on the island and what he has faced during his presidency. plus, prosecute recreational marijuana to tax breaks for beer makers. a look at some of the hundreds of new state laws that will be going into effect with the new year. and we talk with ground breaking artist carmen herrera. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm wendy gillette. have a great day.
>> as friends and family gather for final farewell to marie buck, philadelphia police say her killer now sits behind bars. how her loved ones are reacting to the news this morning. plus this. >> president obama names names analysts sanctions against the russian government for computer hacking. i'm craig boswell tewhit house that's coming up. >> storm scan3 shows snow showers to our west. but will they make it here? katie has a windy and cold friday forecast for you. >> well, today is friday, tgif, december 30th, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm jan carabeo. we are getting your friday started off right with a check on weather and traffic with katie. pat, hopefully